Posts Tagged ‘February’

Rootsy folk-zydeco-rock band Donna the Buffalo is back in Rochester, NY and playing Water Street Music Hall on Friday, February 11thThe Roy Jay Band opens for the evening with gritty and bluesy grooves. DtB is included in an exciting project called JAMerica: a book & documentary film chronicling the emergence, rise, future, etc. of the jam band & festival music scene. The producers of JAMerica will be at Water Street filming & interviewing the bands & the Herd.

Update: Hello Hello!  We have a winner for a pair of tickets at Water Street Music Hall this Friday! Drum roll please…

The blog winner, chosen at random from a hat, is Michael Martin!      The twitter winner is Joyce Russell!


We are offering a pair of tickets to:

Donna The Buffalo & the Roy Jay Band

Water Street Music Hall
Friday, February 11, 2011

All you have to do it write a comment with your favorite Donna the Buffalo memory to be entered to win.

One winner will be chosen for a pair of tickets.
The winner will be announced on Thursay, Feb 10th at noon*

Post your DtB memory as a comment to this blog.

For another chance to win*, go to twitter before Thursday at 11am and post: I want to win tix to @DonnatheBuffalo & @RoyJayMusic at @WaterStreetNY THIS Fri 2/11 #DtBWaterStreet http://ow.ly/3SIsq

A bit of what to expect at the show:

Show Details:

doors 8:30
$20 adv/ $25 dos
16+ with ID
204 North Water St.
Rochester, NY 14604


Radisson Hotel Package:
$139 package includes:
Overnight accommodations
$20 Legends gift card
Pair of tickets to the show

*Ticket contests deadline is Thursday morning at 11am. Make your post and/or tweet  by then and you will be entered to win a pair of tickets. Winners will be notified through this blog and twitter on Thursday at noon. Winning tickets can be picked up at the venue.


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On Saturday, February 12, at 9: 00 pm, local musician Angi West will celebrate the release of her new album, Opportunity Cost, at the Grey Eagle. She will also be celebrating her 30th birthday, with the evening culminating in a dance party with DJ Kipper. For this show, West will be joined by an impressive band – Seth Kauffman, Michael Libramento and Evan Martin, all members of  Floating Action.

Produced by Seth Kauffman, Opportunity Cost is West’s third release. Though the album makes a sonic departure from her previous recordings, the songs have the depth and beauty she is known for. Opportunity Cost has a darkness that is also uplifting, and West’s unapologetic lyrics are stunning.

“Most of Angi’s previous albums are piano-based, so I wanted this one to have minimum piano on it,” Kauffman explains. “Usually things are more compelling when you’re out of your comfort zone.” A creative producer, Kauffman varied his approach, “She brought in a few songs on harmonium and banjo, so we tried to fully realize those with live, almost field-recording-like takes. This batch of songs was very original and had some cool elements we tried to bring to the forefront; using unique, sometimes bizarre instrumentation and production.” For example, “I have this weird, 1970’s Baldwin Discoverer organ, that cool drum machine beats and Beach House-esque sounds. Most of the songs feature that organ, with her singing and playing live, all on one track.”

Overall Kauffman says, “The album was cut in quite a relaxed, organic nature. Angi usually got songs on their first or second take. I added some overdubs, and she did some of the vocals at Brian Landrum’s Synergy Dynamics studio, the whole album took less that a week total.”

Find out more about Angi West on her website, www.angiwest.com.

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Larry Keel and Natural Bridge

Thursday, Feb 10th ~ Gerstle’s Place ~ Louisville, KY

Friday, Feb 11th ~ Cosmic Charlie’s ~ Lexington, KY

Saturday, Feb 12th ~ Spring Street Music Hall ~ Johnson City, TN

Joining the award-winning Flatpickin legend, Larry Keel, to make up Natural Bridge are Mark Schimick on mandolin and vocals, Larry’s life-long picker pal (and fishing phenom) Will Lee on blistering banjo and otherworldly lead vocals, and wife Jenny Keel holding strong on upright bass and vocals. Jenny Keel has been playing bass with her husband and virtually all of his specialty projects for over 14 years, she is a player known for impeccable timing and solid, yet imaginative bass lines as well as adding tenor vocal harmonies.

“Hot and fluent bluegrass act showcasing Larry Keel’s dazzling guitar skills and gruff, baritone vocals, wife Jenny’s granite-firm bass guitar work and the support of top-shelf backing players. . . Good folks, amazing roots music.” ~ Tad Dickens

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